John P. Wilson Society

The John P. Wilson Society honors those who have made a commitment to the future of pediatric medicine and science by remembering Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in their estate plans: including a bequest in a will or living trust, establishing a charitable gift annuity, creating a charitable remainder trust, or naming the hospital as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other arrangement.

A Legacy of Caring

The Society was named for a pioneering attorney in Chicago when the city was young. Mr. Wilson was a supporter and volunteer leader at Children's Memorial Hospital. Upon his death, he provided for the hospital through his estate with a challenge grant, which if not met would divert most of the bequest to his children. The children themselves provided the final funds to meet the challenge, thereby establishing a significant precedent of family and individual generosity through estate planning. Over a century after John P. Wilson gave the first planned gift to support the hospital, estate gifts from generous individuals continue to be a key source of support for the care provided to children and families. Representing a legacy of hope and healing, estate plan gifts enable the hospital to deliver outstanding care to every child who needs it and to create advances in pediatric medicine and science that benefit children in Chicago and beyond. The John P. Wilson Society recognizes those who contribute to this very important legacy and plan to make a difference.

Benefits of Membership

When you designate Lurie Children's as the recipient of your estate plan gift, you are automatically welcomed into membership in the John P. Wilson Society. While some donors chose to remain anonymous, the names of members who choose to be recognized are listed on the John P. Wilson Society donor wall in the hospital lobby. Members also receive Heroes, the Lurie Children's magazine, and invitations to special events and tours.

Learn More

Interested in exploring estate plan gift options and becoming a member of the John P. Wilson Society? Please contact us today to learn about which plan may be best for you.